Posts Tagged ‘Pathfinder Academy’

It Takes a Village: part 2

It Takes a Village: part 2
As many of you know, Jen, Amanda and I volunteered in Kenya through a program called Village Volunteers, and this is a classroom at Pathfinder Academy, a school where we lived in huts and worked with the children. Recent elections in Kenya have triggered violence between the different tribes, volunteers...
January 28th, 2008 | Health & Safety, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

It Takes A Village: part 1

It Takes A Village: part 1
A big motivation for going on this RTW trip was to learn about how other people live. And since we’ve been blessed by being born in middle-class America, we wanted to donate some time and money to a good cause. What better way to accomplish both than to volunteer? Jen surfed the net and found Village...
April 4th, 2007 | Africa, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Leaving Pathfinder

Leaving Pathfinder
Get Your Own! | View Slideshow On the last night of our incredible volunteer experience at Pathfinder Academy in Kenya, the pre-teen girls we’d been working with for nearly a month surprised us by singing personal farewells at a candlelight dinner. We’d grown to love these little women...
November 13th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Irene Scher

Lost Girl of the Week: Irene Scher
When we signed up for our volunteer program in western Kenya, we knew we could encounter mosquitos, flash thunderstorms and potentially, some rogue zebras and gazelles. The one thing that we didn’t expect to find at Pathfinder Academy? Another fabulous Lost Girl to expand our happy trio into a...
November 10th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girl of the Week, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

The Garden of Eatin’

The Garden of Eatin’
After Sister Freda gave us a tour of her rural clinic, she led us past her own small house (one of the few I’d seen with running water and a western-style toilet) to one of most enchanting parts of her property: the tropical fruit grove. Pushing past the low-slung gate, we entered a lush, emerald...
October 31st, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground
As Jen has already admitted on in this blog, volunteering in Kenya has been her lifelong dream. When she suggested it to us at the outset of our round-the-world trip, Holly and I smiled, laughed, agreed…then secretly admitted our fear that we wouldn’t be able to hack the selfless service...
October 17th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call

A Kenyan Wake-Up Call
When I opened my eyes at daybreak this morning, a humongous, beady-eyed white monster was standing on my chest, staring back at me. “Ahhh!!!” I screamed, hurtling my covers across the room. “Bah-GAWK!!” shrieked the monster as it scurried away in a tornado of feathers. “Oh...
October 10th, 2006 | Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Staying There, Volunteering & Giving Back, Wildlife & Animals | Read More